Named pipes and multiple writers

Ken Brown
Wed Mar 25 12:44:31 GMT 2020

On 3/25/2020 7:11 AM, Kristian Ivarsson via Cygwin wrote:
> I'll apologize in advance if something is not appropriate, but this is the
> first interaction with this project
> We (another open source project) have bumped into some problems using named
> pipes with multiple writers
> As far as I can see, reading through history, this have been a known issue
> for quite some time, but it seems like there have been some attempts to
> solve it, e.g. in the branch topic/fifo (by Ken Brown)
> I tried to build that branch and also tried to merge related commits to
> master and build that, but all without success and I guess the changes need
> some background info to understand how to manually incorporate the changes
> into later versions of master
> Does anyone have any knowledge about if this (topic/fifo branch) is working
> and/or if it is somehow planned to make it into the master branch and end up
> in a future release ?

That branch is obsolete.  Support for multiple writers was added to Cygwin as of 
release 3.1.0.


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